Why won’t they tell scots this?

Dismayed by the polls celebrating the First Minister’s popularity North and South of the Border and by the surging infection rate in England, a range of commentators have pounced on any statistics they can find to suggest she is just image and no substance. It has been said since the first days of the pandemic and is still being said today.

The notion that Scotland has done no better than England in managing the pandemic is a sad compensation they hope for their own misery.

The above piece only just over three weeks ago, is typical. It was written at a particular point in the growth of infections, below:

https://www.travellingtabby.com/uk-coronavirus-tracker/

After some time when all the 4 Nations had pushed infection levels low, they were beginning to climb in September as the lockdowns were eased, the level in England had even been lower in England than in Scotland for a few days in early October.

The Telegraph writers had clearly spotted that and thought:

A ha! Not so clever now Nicola?

By the time the report was published on the 6th, things were shifting but today, their thesis is debunked. As the tougher measures in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire begin to take effect, Scotland has pulled away dramatically:

https://www.travellingtabby.com/uk-coronavirus-tracker/

The rate of infection in England is now 49.5% higher. The rate of increase in those infections reveals a stark consequence of mismanagement of the pandemic by the UK Conservative Government:

The rate of increase in infections is now 49% higher in England.

The Scottish Government was, of course, always doing better, when you look at the data over the period of the whole pandemic, even accepting the consequences of the initial 4 Nations period, denied a vote in the SAGE group:

https://www.travellingtabby.com/uk-coronavirus-tracker/

The infection rate over the whole period has been 30% higher in England and even higher in Wales and Northern Ireland. The death rate has been a shocking 40% higher in England, higher in Wales but lower on the island of Ireland.

What percentage of the people of Scotland know this? Who should tell them? Why won’t they?

5 thoughts on “Why won’t they tell scots this?”

  1. The commentary in late summer was particularly daft as Scottish schools and universities went back before those in England meaning that we saw any related increases in infections earlier.

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  2. People in Scotland know what is going on. Far better than any right wing Tory, Telegraph ‘writer’. No one reads it, especially in Scotland. The nonsense that is printed in it. It is not worth the paper. A total waste of time and money. Owned by the non Dom tax evading Barclay Brothers. Up for sale. They can’t get rid of it. They have their family feuding problems, with which to deal. Never mind the virus. Killing them in the at risk category. Male and over seventy.

    People in Scotland know what the Scottish Gov is doing. They see the testing centres up and operating. They are their family and friends are getting tested. They know people who are positive are isolating. They know friends and family who have been ill and died. They have experienced the trauma and anxiety the virus had pertained. Until there is a cure.

    People see the Scottish Gov and the essential workers doing all in their power to alleviated the suffering, contain the virus and keep people alive, That is their reality. A feature of their existence. They know every effort and measure is bring put in place. Until there is a vaccine. They appreciate it. No one wants to kill their granny to drink themselves to death.

    The guidelines and rules are there to follow. People appreciate it. Never mind the statistics. People do not want others to die. People act safe to keep themselves and others safe being part of the human race. A race to produce a vaccine.

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  3. WE MUST DO EVERYTHING TO SHOW TGESE ENGLISH PAPERS ARE NO FRIENDS OF SCOTLAND
    THEY SAY WE ARE SPONGERS YET THE CONTINUE TO COMMENT
    WHY DO THEY NOT LEAVE SCOTLAND TO GO ITS OWN WAY

    THEIR HAS TO BE MONEY INIT FOR THEM
    NO FINANCIAL PERSON WOULD SUPPORT A FAILING BUSINESS
    SO WHY A COUNTRY
    THEY ARE LYING YET AGAIN

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  4. It is as near certain that England is now going
    To be in a most serious situation in 2 – 3 weeks time
    The data is scary for them
    And given their past efforts and belated action
    The virus is now on top
    Whilst in Scotland the recent data strongly pointing to it being brought under control
    And in this 2 nd wave the divergence between England and Scotland will grow to the point
    It shall become so difficult for it to be denied or hidden

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